Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
I have been reading a good deal about Nonviolent Communication. This approach is good at finding the needs and emotions that are underneath anger. I am intrigued with the concept of acceptance that is involved with this program. We are taught to learn to sit back and assess our anger before we respond to someone else. We need to get in touch with our own needs and emotions before we can have empathy for another. So we are silent as we wait to see what is at the bottom of these needs and emotions. We need to take care of ourselves, first to be able to respond with empathy. When we respond from this place we are acknowledging everyone's needs and emotions and not just our own.
I hope that this makes sense. I think that we need to have more calm with people in the world instead of running with our emotions and running over others.
LENS calms the brain, so we can function better without drugs.
I found an article in The Atlantic about America's Invisible Pot Addicts. It is well written. I usually loose people on this subject. I have a personal interest because of my family and some of my friends. So please bear with me.
I just read an article in The Guardian. It is about communication again. The article is about a couple from Wales that has learned how to communicate with terrorists and teenagers. The whole premise of these way of communication is that we need to get our ego out of the way. We need to learn to understand that the person that we are trying to communicate with needs to know that we are not trying to put them in a one down position. As we know, we feel that way when we are in a position of trying to communicate with someone that is perceived as having more authority. We learn in the movies that it is intimidation that rules the day, but in real life that is not the way that it works.
So here are some animal communication styles that we tend to go to:
I know that I like my job using the LENS neurofeedback system, I hope that I can help.
I just read an article about ECT or electoconvulsive therapy in Psychology Today. We have been using this form of therapy for the last 80 years. According this this article this form of therapy should be stopped immediately until further research has been conducted. Dr. John Read from the UK published in Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry their analysis of the 11 studies that have been conducted on ECT. All of the studies were done before 1985 and in a poor manner. There is opposition to this study saying that it has saved lives and helped with depression. The authors of this paper could find not evidence to support these statements. ECT does cause memory loss and impaired thinking. Perhaps that is why the patient is seen as improved. I have had my concerns about this form of therapy. It is very strong and debilitating.
LENS by contrast is a gentle effective treatment that shows significant improvement with depression and anxiety. If you know of anyone that is having trouble please send them my way.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.